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  • News

    Unions confront Care Quality Commission over jobs


    The Care Quality Commission is heading for clashes with unions before it has even launched. With just over a month until the commission absorbs the three health and social care watchdogs, around 300 staff are still in the dark about their fate.

  • News

    Wife of CQC man joins its board


    The Care Quality Commission has appointed the wife of its transition director to a board level position as director of engagement.

  • News

    DH unveils plans for NHS national leadership council


    A national leadership council designed to nurture the next generation of NHS leaders has been launched by the Department of Health. The council will have up to 18 members, including five part-time leads for the priority areas of clinical leadership, top leaders, board development, emerging leaders and inclusion.

  • News

    Annual health check to be replaced with 'periodic reviews'


    The annual health check will be scrapped next year and replaced with 'periodic reviews' of commissioners and providers, the Care Quality Commission has announced. The CQC, which takes over from the three health and social care regulators next April, has set out its proposals for assessing organisations in a consultation ...

  • HSJ Knowledge

    HSJ's review of 2008: diamonds, debt and Darzi


    The NHS’s diamond anniversary year began with Gordon Brown’s relaunch and ended with the health service paying the price for the banking sector’s profligacy. Richard Vize looks back over an eventful 12 months

  • News

    Child safety is a double whammy for NHS managers


    The death of Baby P has been a stark wake-up call for trusts - both in terms of whether children in their care are safe and whether staff on the front line are properly supported. Charlotte Santry reports

  • News

    NHS leadership forum endorses SHA role in developing talent


    NHS leaders have rebutted the idea that strategic health authorities will be redundant in an era of strengthened commissioners and trusts.

  • News

    Local NHS managers will get free choice of quality measures


    The Department of Health has published an ambitious framework for improving the quality of NHS care but its architect Lord Darzi has warned it is likely to get off to a slow start.

  • News

    Perfect chief eludes West Midlands SHA


    NHS West Midlands has failed to appoint a chief executive despite carrying out interviews.

  • Supplements

    HSJ50 2008: Controversy and change


    This year’s HSJ50, the ranking of the 50 most powerful people in NHS management policy and practice in England, reveals dramatic changes in who is wielding power.

  • HSJ Knowledge

    Cynthia Bower


    Cynthia Bower, chief executive, Care Quality Commission

  • News

    Hygiene problems will be no bar to registration with Care Quality Commission


    Trusts will be allowed to register with the Care Quality Commission even if poor hygiene is putting patients at 'significant risk'.

  • News

    Healthcare Commission head looks back on a turbulent era


    Anna Walker joined the Healthcare Commission with only two months until its launch. As it prepares to merge into a new super-regulator, she reflects on four testing years at the helm. By Charlotte Santry

  • Leader

    Young promises new regime will deliver speed and independence


    The language used by the chair of the Care Quality Commission in her interview with HSJ was typically clear, robust and ambitious.

  • News

    Watchdog chair to get tough on obeying NICE rules


    Care Quality Commission chair Baroness Young has pledged to crack down on NHS organisations that fail to adopt National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance. Ignoring guidelines could result in marked-down annual assessment ratings and lower pay, she told HSJ in her first interview in her role at ...

  • News

    Cynthia Bower's appointment


    The news that Cynthia Bower has been appointed as chief executive of the Care Quality Commission provides reassurance that, together with Baroness Young as chair, there will be strong leadership to take the regulatory agenda forward.

  • News

    Cynthia Bower to take helm at Care Quality Commission


    Cynthia Bower has been appointed chief executive of the Care Quality Commission. The NHS West Midlands chief executive will take up her new job on 1 August.

  • News

    SHA chief gets top job at Care Quality Commission


    Cynthia Bower is to be appointed as the chief executive of the Care Quality Commission. Ms Bower, the chief executive of West Midlands strategic health authority, is expected to be confirmed as the chief executive imminently, HSJ can reveal.

  • News

    The verdict on Darzi


    Responses to Lord Darzi's plans for healthcare

  • Comment

    A local perspective on Darzi


    As the final report on Lord Darzi's next stage review draws close, Cynthia Bower examines how Skills for Health is already helping to drive change at a local level